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MARSHALLED
LIST OF AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON THIRD READING


      The amendments have been marshalled in accordance with the Order of 16th October 2006, as follows—

[Amendments marked * are new or have been altered]

Amendment
No.

 

After Clause 8

 

THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER

1*Insert the following new Clause—
  "Circus animals
(1)  For the purposes of a circus, a person commits an offence if he uses or keeps an animal not of a kind designated under subsection (2).
(2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), the Secretary of State may by regulations designate a kind of animal if he is satisfied, on the basis of scientific evidence, that the welfare needs of an animal of that kind are likely to be met if they are used or kept for the purposes of a circus.
(3)  A person does not commit an offence under subsection (1) until two years after the commencement of this section.
(4)  After the period specified in subsection (3), in the case of individual animals already working in a circus in contravention of subsection (1), no proceedings may be instituted before the end of a six month compliance period.
(5)  In this section—
(a)  "circus" means the keeping or introducing of animals wholly or mainly for the purpose of performing tricks or manoeuvres at more than one place during any period of one year, and
(b)  "scientific evidence" may include evidence of welfare during performance, training, travelling and any other circumstances pertaining to the circus."
 

Clause 67

 

THE LORD ROOKER

2Page 36, line 33, leave out first "and"
3Page 36, line 33, leave out "to" and insert "and"
 

Schedule 3

 

THE LORD ROOKER

4Page 46, leave out lines 5 to 10 and insert—
""(b)  in relation to England and Wales, the expression "animal" means a "protected animal" within the meaning of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.""
5Page 48, line 30, leave out "in relation to England and Wales,"
6Page 48, leave out lines 33 to 35

 
 
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